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terms. >> but familiarity doesn't always do the trick. here's president clinton after his re-election in 1996. >> in modern times, second terms for presidents have been either disappointing or disastrous. i wonder if you have drawn any lessons on why that is so. >> the things which derail a second term are basically three. one is some external event intervenes and the president can't fulfill his dreams or hopes for his agenda. sometimes a president thinks he has more of a mandate than he does and tries to do too much. and the third is that sometimes a president essentially just runs out of steam. >> in a november of 1972 after two weeks of reflection at camp david, president richard nixon told reporters, my study of elections in this country is that second terms almost inevitably are downhill. yes, richard nixon said that in '72. after a string of legislative successes in his first term and after narrowly winning a second term as president, president bush claimed a mandate. >> when you win, there is a feeling that the people have spoken and embraced your point of view. and th
days before secretary of state hillary clinton was set to return to work, she suddenly is hospitalized for a blood clot stemming from that concussion she sustained recently. >>> and in an nbc news exclusive, president obama lays out his second-term priorities, and guns didn't make the list. >>> plus, is there new hope for chuck hagel? the president defends his possible defense secretary pick. >>> good morning from washington. it's the last day of the year, december 31st, 2012, and this is "the daily rundown." i'm chris cillizza in for chuck todd. with sweeping tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect at midnight, even lawmakers are now publicly pessimistic about the ability of congress to, well, get anything done. at best, democrats and republicans will patch together a limited, short-term deal to avoid the most immediate economic impacts of the fiscal cliff. with 15 hours to go and counting, members of congress are disgusted and embarrassed. >> when the future of the country, you know, rests in the hands of 70 and 80-year-olds who have jet lag, it's probably
hillary clinton continues to be treated for a blood clot in a new york hospital. we'll have an update on her steady recovery this morning. good morning from washington and happy new year. it's wednesday, january 2nd, 2013, and this is the daily rundown. i'm chris cillizza in for chuck todd today. one nightmare is over, but could last night's deal be a warm-up for more brinksmanship in 2013. just after 11:00 p.m., the house did approve a bipartisan senate bill to avert sweeping income taxes on most americans and delay some spending cuts. the measure passed 267 to 167 with just 85 republicans joining 172 democrats to vote in favor of it. key parts of the deal include, income tax rates going up for the first time in two decades. rates will rise from 35% to 39.6% on incomes over $400,000 for individuals and $450,000 for couples. the bill also delays automatic cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs for two months. and 2 million unemployed americans will continue to receive jobless benefits for at least another year. the congressional budget office estimates the bill will add nearly $4
in sooner rather than later. michael, shifting gears for a moment, following the news of hillary clinton's health, her being hospitalized for a blood clot and i know you followed her, reported on her for many years and wondering if you have any particular insights in to her current situation. >> in to her medical state, i have absolutely no insights. but i do know she's a very tough person, hard worker and i suspect that considering who she is and the doctors that have been treating her and her husband for years now, she'll probably be okay. you know, you know, don't ask me to offer diagnosis. but i suspect that if it's not some sort of stroke or something, she will be out there again and we'll hear from her. >> all right. michael, thank you so much for being with us. >> thank you. >>> my name might be krystal ball but s.e. saw something that the rest of us didn't since she is not here today. we have the winners and the losers of this fiscal fiesta. but really, are there any winners? >>> so all eyes are on washington where they're trying to make the last-minute deal. instead of watching
controlled for 40 years as well. there were rare occasions. president clinton massed nafta, the free trade agreement in 1993. the majority of republican votes for it and democrats against it. it's only 20 votes, but that is the difference between boehner getting what he wants and not. if he loses, he can only lose fewer than that in january. he needs a bill that commands a lot of democratic support. >> people say it will be one of the most powerful people. it will be more powerful because she has the upper hand and she knows it. she will have to deal with it at least 75 to 100 votes. >> and again the marks sustain this idea of okay, this new more moderate congress coming in and these voices will be put down to a degree or will we see dire financial implications off the bat? >> the lesser because even if they managed to harsh out the small deal that president obama is putting forward, this is deficit increase that we are talking about. none of these cuts will be offset. all of the spending will have to be accounted for somehow. the stage is set for an ugly plan. >> only in america! trivia t
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